2. RUSH Ultrasound Exam Preparation

RUSH Ultrasound Exam Preparation

The RUSH Ultrasound Exam is usually performed when the patient is supine.

Transducer: The phased array probe will be the mainstay of the RUSH protocol (Some authors have advocated the use of the curvilinear probe, contingent on machine capability). If a DVT examination is indicated, a switch to the linear probe is required.

Preset: eFAST Exam or Abdominal Exam Mode will be sufficient.

Placement: Place the ultrasound machine on the patient’s right when possible. This allows your right hand to maneuver the probe and your left hand to adjust settings.